Games to Play on Rainy Days

Written by
Kyle Sherman
Published on
April 26, 2022 8:00:00 AM PDT April 26, 2022 8:00:00 AM PDTth, April 26, 2022 8:00:00 AM PDT

Summer comes with its fair share of rainy days, giving you a reason to embrace an “inner” world.

Plan Some Indoor Fun

Whether you’re on vacation or just enjoying summer in your own backyard, it’s likely that a little rain will fall, keeping you, your family and friends indoors. That’s when you want to be prepared with a few activities that can keep everyone relaxed, occupied or otherwise engaged. This way, you won’t have cranky kids (or adults) who whine away the hours until the sun comes out -especially if your five days at the beach is a total washout. Here are some of the best ideas.

● Have Family Game Night in the day – Whether it’s dominoes, cards, chess or dice, PlaqueMaker has you covered with fully customizable chess set. Personalize your chess set to commemorate this summer or your upcoming vacation. We make it so easy.

● Start a puzzle

● Draw pictures or color in a coloring book – Kids love it, and adult coloring books are all the rage, right now.

● Paint flower pots

● Scrapbook

● Learn Origami

● Play with Play-Doh

● Take digital pictures and create a slideshow or movie

● Create a family recipe book

● Bake chocolate chip cookies –Decorate them and eat them all!

● Cook a meal together from start to finish

● Play space travel, restaurant or school

● Play indoor basketball or soccer – As long as you use your “indoor” ball

● Practice yoga

● Organize your own film festival

● Cuddle up with a big pile of books or crank up the digital reader

● Write an old-fashioned letter and mail it once the weather clears

● Camp in the “Great Indoors” – Make sheet-tents and castles and forts for playing and napping; turn a mattress into a slide; break out the sleeping bags and make s’mores

● Turn on the music and dance, dance, dance

● Do science experiments -Or just play with bubbles or make shaving cream sculptures in the sink

● Learn how to meditate

● Play Charades

● Play instruments

● Play dress up

● Shop online – (hint, hint)

What are the lyrics to that great old tune?Through all kinds of weather//What if the sky should fall/Just as long as we’re together/It really doesn’t matter at all … we’ll travel along/Singing a song, side by side. Whatever you do during rainy days, make sure you’re having fun together.